and still need fabric to dig into a project?! I have been itching to join in on the Quilts of Valor project and I think I finally settled on a pattern:
I just finished piecing my first Irish Chain (which I will share when I get the binding sewn on)and I'm eager to make another, and even thought this is not an Irish Chain, I like the way the 9 patches frame the stars.
I found the pattern here. Well it's just a picture of the pattern. I'll have to do a bit of figuring in order to come up with the right measurements, but I think I can handle that...even if I am an Aggie!
I have some blue that would work, but I don't think I have enough and I haven't a clue where I bought it, or if it's even still available so I'm on the hunt...again!
Apparently I don't have a very big stash because I haven't arrived at the point where I can shop from it yet, but I'm working on it!
Yesterday I helped a friend with a catering job and wouldn't you know, the hostess just happens to be a passionate quilter! Between servings of salmon and prime rib and a number of mouth watering appetizers and side dishes, we snuck off to take a peek at her studio. She is also a Texas A&M fan so felt right at home! She had a beautiful patriotic quilt completed as well and it just gave me the inspiration to start cutting!
So, even though I've got projects not completed (isn't that what makes me a bonified quilter?!), I'm jumping into a new quilt and I feel like a kid at Christmas!
Alas, I'm having to take a forced sabbatical from my sewing machine because we have to turn off the power for a bit today. I'll post about that in a day or two! Off to cut what I have!